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Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | May 3, 2021

Below are the updates from Governor DeWine’s May 3, 2021 press conference. The next press conference is currently scheduled for Thursday May 6th at 2:00pm.




Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | May 3, 2021




Below are the updates from Governor DeWine’s press conferences. The next press conference is currently scheduled for Thursday May 6th at 2:00pm.


Here’s the news from today:


  • Ohio’s COVID-19 case data is below:
    • 903,946 confirmed cases
    • 172,053 probable cases
    • 1,075,999 total cases
    • 56,642 hospitalizations
    • 19,284 Ohio resident deaths
    • 19,285 deaths in State of Ohio
    • 7,836 ICU admissions
    • 155.6 cases per 100,000 Ohioans (updated weekly on Thursdays and can be found HERE)
    • More data is available on the COVID-19 Dashboard HERE.



  • Governor DeWine announced today that a new Ohio Department of Health order will exempt fully vaccinated staff in nursing homes and assisted living facilities from routine testing.
    • Staff members who are not fully vaccinated will be required to be tested twice a week.


  • An individual is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines or two weeks after the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.



  • The Ohio Department of Aging and Ohio Department of Health have developed a homebound vaccination playbook for organizations working to ensure homebound individuals have access to the vaccine.
    • By utilizing existing Rapid Response Teams, Ohio can deliver the vaccine where it is needed.
  • That playbook is available on the coronavirus website at
    • If you are a homebound individual or know a homebound individual who would like a vaccine, please contact your Area Agency on Aging at 1-866-243-5678.



  • Ohio's mass vaccination center at the Wolstein Center in downtown Cleveland continues to accept walk-ins to the clinic.
    • Last week, 2,000 walk-ins were vaccinated.
  • Of the total vaccinated at the Wolstein Center last week, approximately 44 percent of those vaccinated were minorities and approximately 68 percent live in targeted high social-vulnerability zip codes.


  • The clinic is open 7 days a week, and walk-ins are accepted from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.


  • The Cleveland Indians are offering discounts on tickets for anyone who has been vaccinated at the Wolstein Center or any other vaccination location.
    • Fans can get $5 off regular priced Upper Box and Upper Reserved tickets if they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
    • This offer is only available online for series against the Cincinnati Reds May 7 – 9, Chicago Cubs May 11 – 12, and Minnesota Twins May 21 – 23.


  • The Reds are also offering discounted View Level tickets for $10 for fans who show their COVID-19 vaccination card with at least one shot complete.
    • The offer is valid at Great American Ball Park ticket windows for Monday-Thursday games through June.



  • Lt. Governor Husted provided remarks from the Southern Hills Career and Technical Center in Georgetown where he was visiting for a signing day as part of In-Demand Jobs Week.


  • The Lt. Governor, who also serves as Director of the Governor's Office of Workforce Transformation, made various stops in and around the Cincinnati region today in recognition of In-Demand Jobs Week.
    • The visits worked to promote the state's efforts to champion career, technical, and vocational education while highlighting both in-demand and critical jobs.


  • Follow along throughout In-Demand Jobs Week on social media at #InDemandOhio.




Ohioans can apply for unemployment benefits online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at It is also possible to file by phone at 877-644-6562 or TTY at 888- 642-8203, Monday through Friday 7AM to 7PM, Saturday 9AM to 5PM, and Sunday 9AM to 1PM. Employers with questions should email [email protected].


Attached are the slides (in PDF format) Governor DeWine used during today’s press conference.


As always, Coronavirus.Ohio.Gov and the Department of Health hotline, 1-833-4-ASK-ODH are great resources for those who have questions.


Click on the slides below to view full size.










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